“Whether breakfast is the most important meal is debatable— but it’s almost certainly the most underrated. While not as attention-grabbing as brunch or dinner, the first bites of the day get the love they deserve at a plethora of Chicago restaurants. Whether old-school, modern, fancy, or quick, the following 20 breakfast spots should not be missed.

2. Ann Sather

Step aside Cinnabon, the crown for Chicago’s most beloved cinnamon rolls belongs to this Swedish institution. Original owner Ann Sather opened her diner more than seven decades ago and today its three locations are popular breakfast hangouts, due in large part to the housemade pastries. Of course, a balanced diet requires more than just sweets so the kitchen cranks out a host of eggs, waffles, pancakes, and wraps too.

909 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-2378

16. Mortar and Pestle

This daytime-only cafe from two Art Smith protégés in East Lakeview is known for its brunch, but patrons should do themselves a favor by stopping in on a weekday morning for biscuits and lamb merguez gravy, foie gras and eggs, or its take on a traditional English breakfast.

3108 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-2087″
Read the full article at Chicago Eater.